We already have milestones based on rep. I'm wondering if we could be a bit more helpful to OP's by allowing high rep users to answer closed questions which have no answers.
This would allow OP's to get a bit of help, and would mean that only experienced answerers would be answering these difficult or grey area questions while still stopping them from causing drama.
It would mitigate somewhat against perfectly good questions being held to ransom by users who rarely answer or ask questions at all. Which effectively means that a decent question sometimes has to justify it's existence during which time the OP has probably given up on the workplace and been left with a sour taste.
I can't think of any downside to it offhand.